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MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate

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About this course

  • Entry year: 2016/17
  • Course code: W92012
  • Applications: University
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Department: Film and Journalism
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Delivery: Full-time, starts September
  • Programme leader: Chris Webster
  • Key fact: You will have the opportunity to learn your craft from internationally renowned practitioners. We have partnerships with the region’s animation industry - including Aardman Aanimations - and students have the opportunity to get feedback on their films from leading industry professionals.


This Skillset accredited MA Animation course will help you develop storytelling and craft skills to allow you to gain entry level jobs in the animation industry.

Why study this course?

The course is based at Bower Ashton Campus, part of City Campus, where exceptional facilities and resources include state-of-the-art digital media, production and fabrication workshops offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology.

Based in Bristol, a global centre of excellence in animation, film and television production, it attracts students from around the world. Bristol is the place to study animation, home to Aardman Animations and other internationally renowned animation companies.   

The course is taught via practical workshops, a rolling programme of guest lecturers and industry speakers and there are opportunities for work experience within the industry.  

Animation students also get to work collaboratively with students on other postgraduate programmes, including MA Documentary and Features and MA Wildlife Filmmaking and with external organisations including the BBC, the BFI and composers from the Royal Academy of Music.

Engaged and industry-led teaching

Practitioners from Bristol's leading animation studios support both the development and delivery of this course, offering professional advice and guidance through workshops and master classes.  You will also have the opportunity to be mentored one-to-one by industry professionals.

You will learn from the best in the business, gaining industry insight as well as work experience opportunities and the chance to attend networking events and screenings. 

A strong focus on long term employability, ensures you graduate as a multi-skilled lifelong learner, with confidence, connections and a desire to further develop and enhance your practice.

See our MA Animation Flickr gallery for some examples of our student's work.

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